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Little Italy San Jose - Italian Museum - Cultural Center - Donate - Historic

Little Italy San Jose has started construction on our Cultural Center & Museum and needs your help as we continue to raise funds to complete construction on this $1.3 million dollar project as well as the funds needed for our exhibits and programming.

We sincerely appreciate all donations to Little Italy San Jose!

Did you know that your generosity has the potential to be doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled? Check to see if your employer offers a matching gift program!


Charitable gift planning is a special way to ensure that your legacy reflects the ideas and values you cherish most. By including the Little Italy San Jose Foundation in your estate planning, you will make a lasting contribution to the Little Italy San Jose Cultural Center & Museum and leave a meaningful legacy of your family or business for the Italian American community and the Little Italy San Jose business district.. There are a variety of options for making a planned gift to the Foundation. Your gift can be tailored to meet the future needs of your family, while also reducing state and federal income taxes.

A charitable gift should be discussed with your attorney and tax adviser to best meet the needs of your financial situation.



Consider designating the Little Italy San Jose Foundation, Inc. as a beneficiary in your will or trust. You can leave a specific amount, a specific asset, or a percentage of your residual estate. It is also possible to name the Foundation as a primary or secondary beneficiary of life insurance plans or qualified retirement plans, such as IRA, 401(k), or 403(b) plans. Retirement accounts are especially advantageous to leave to the Little Italy San Jose Foundation, as individuals inheriting these assets must pay ordinary income tax, or possibly, estate tax. Cash gifts can reduce your adjusted gross income by as much as 50 percent. All charitable bequests qualify for tax deductions.

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